What is voice therapy?

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Daniel McCabe, DMA, CCC-SLP
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Voice therapy is for your voice what physical therapy is for your limbs. A trained therapist (a speech pathologist with specialized training and experience) works with you to improve or regain your voice after injury.  Just like physical therapy, we work with balancing muscle use, strengthening muscles, improving the coordination of the various parts of the voice, monitoring and control of the voice, and even help damaged tissues to heal properly or reverse some tissue damages. Voice therapists also work with laryngeal sensitivity to increase or decrease reactions to irritants you experience when speaking, swallowing, or breathing.

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